On the day after Thanksgiving, a few of the neighborhood gals gathered together for a little quality time together full of gossip, comparing events from crazy family sagas on Thanksgiving, best holiday sales and what all the littles will be getting for Christmas ... now eventfully named the "Black Friday Brunch". This may just be an annual event.
Bloody Mary's and Mimosas started us off. Complete with all the fixins' of course ... I'm serious about my cocktails!
Our brunch consisted of fresh fruit, cinnamon muffins and a loaded grits station complete with plenty of cheese, bacon, sauted mushrooms and asparagus. To make the grits more savory I used chicken broth instead of just plain water. Grits were served up in martini glasses and the gals hit the grits station to top them as they pleased.
Our table setting was cute and simple, just as I like it. I used burlap placemapts that were topped with a cute chevron inspired paper place setting. Monogrammed black napkins rounded out the Black Friday theme. My centerpiece flowers from Thanksgiving were still fresh and beautiful, so they were repurposed as well. Since they were all white, the monochrome simple theme was supported.
Sweet A brought these amazing desserts from Dutch Monkey Donuts, a local gourmet bake shop. I must follow up to get additional details but they were fab and she was a doll to bring them. Too bad the snap I took of them didn't exactly turn out!
All the girls left with a mini bottle of champagne as a little party favor decked out with fun leopard print ribbon. The giant bottle in the back is a glittery craft gone right that I'll share details on separately.
The event was such a great morning and put me perfectly in the holiday spirit. Holiday decor followed just hours after brunch and was put up in no time flat - who knew that was possible after a few bloody marys!